Every virtual or dedicated server has its own Operating System and functions independently from the servers of other clients. Updating the OS is usually overlooked, but doing that could have lots of benefits for your sites. The most important reason to use the most up-to-date version is that patches are frequently released to repair security holes within the Operating System code, so if you don't install the updates, you risk people with malicious intentions to use these holes and to get access to your content. OS updates are also released for enhanced performance of the system as a whole and for far better compatibility with the hardware available on the market, which can directly impact the efficiency of your websites. If the functionality and the security of your scripts is the reason to update them, you may also discover that their most recent versions require an updated Operating System to be able to function properly, therefore keeping the Operating system up-to-date is always wise.
Weekly OS Update in VPS Servers
If you take advantage of one of our Virtual Private Servers, you'll be able to take full advantage of our Managed Services pack, which includes a number of administration tasks which our administrators can perform on your hosting machine. Among them you will discover the Operating System update service, so if you include the pack to your VPS server plan, we shall keep your OS up-to-date consistently. This is valid for all 3 Operating Systems we provide - CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. With this service, you will not need to worry about server-side security problems and you can use it if you do not have a lot of experience with maintaining a Linux hosting server or if you simply don't have time to take care of such matters. After every update our admins will make certain that all internet sites and offline apps which you have on the hosting server are functioning properly.